Mad Hungry Holiday Favorites

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  With the holiday season in full-swing, we’re sharing our favorite Mad Hungry recipes to help make your holidays easy, merry and bright.   Have guests staying with you? No problem. Here’s some one pot and pan meals that get on the table quickly, without a lot of fuss: Beouf Bourguinon: One Pot Dinner Stuffed… View Article

Eggs day and night

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Really you cant beat a carton of eggs for the gift that just keeps on giving. For a quick dinner the Broccoli Francese; some steamed broccoli (the last of the week veg) gets glued together with a grated Parm and pepper-enriched egg mixture.  With some buttered toast and a wing and a prayer you have… View Article
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Mussels and Oysters

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Mussels are the national dish of Belgium and also ubiquitous in its neighboring country of Holland. Moules Frites is a dish of seasoned steamed mussels with a side of fries to dip in mayonnaise. And, don’t call them french fries either in this part of the world. Apparently they did not originate there at all…. View Article
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Soul to Sole

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Our last couple days in Amsterdam means getting as much in as possible: flower market, flea market, fish market and herring stands, For a city surrounded by water with the sea at close hand, its a place any fish lover dreams of. We were sent to the wonderful fish house Lucius where amongst other deliciousness… View Article
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Bruges, Chocolate, and Waterzooi

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[picasa username=”madhungrylsq” albumname=”BrugesChocolateAndWaterzooi”] We took a day trip (3 hours from Amsterdam) to the amazing medieval city of Bruges, a city as bustling as London in the 15th century filled with gilded architecture, canals, mussels, beer, chocolate and gorgeous northern light. It didn’t take long to get our fist hit of chocolate–a modern take on the Belgium waffle–hot off… View Article

Poffertjes (pancakes)

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[picasa username=”madhungrylsq” albumname=”PoffertjesPancakes”] The street market at Albert Cuyp, Amsterdams largest open air market has many really cool finds: fish, vegetables, fabrics, clothing, antiques and Dutch and ethnic street food (my favorite!!). This is the first time I’ve had proferrtjes; puffy little pancakes served piping hot off the griddle. The vendor Andre makes them at… View Article

Food and Painting

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[picasa username=”madhungrylsq” albumname=”FoodAndPainting”] The best food pictures in magazine, cookbooks and film not only have the most authentic and honestly cooked food but also employ the most masterful use of light and color. Some of the most inspiring images of to me have always been the works of the Dutch Masters whose work I have… View Article

Van Gogh, Artecasa and Cafe Schiller

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[picasa username=”madhungrylsq” albumname=”VanGoghArtecasaAndCafeShiller”] This day began our few days of an art 360. We visited the Hermitage, which is housing the tempororary ‘Son of Holland’ artist, Vincent Van Gogh and Rose had her tea amongst the fresh sunflowers, (the subject of Van Gogh’s famous Arles paintings). He made several of these as a welcome gift… View Article

Rijsttafel and Coconut Rose

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[picasa username=”madhungrylsq” albumname=”DutchIndonesianRijsttafel”] As everyone knows, I am ravenous for all types of food knowledge, from the most basic everyday simple family cooking to the most elaborate unusual word cuisine and every day is a learning journey. Amsterdam is known for its Indonesian food and this is something I have never delved into. With something… View Article

Two Dutch Cookies

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Amsterdam is really a trip. It seems as though there are more bikes and boats than cars zipping around this city, which is connected by an ancient Labyrinthian connection of canals and bridges. But there are two types of crazy good cookies that are just as good as it gets at the source. Stroopwafel are… View Article

Up, up and away…

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Heading overseas with my wonderful mom Rose. I’ll keep you posted about our travels especially all the MAD good food I will surely find. To everyone who took the time to write messages of support, Thank-you. It really is encouraging to hear howany of you have learned from and been inspired by our MHTV show…. View Article
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Recipes from Today’s Show: Indoor BBQ, Autumn Comfort, Improvisational Pantry, Cast Iron Pans

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At 10AM TODAY on MHTV: Indoor BBQ. Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to BBQ. Get the recipes: Pulled Pork North Carolina BBQ Sauce Classic Coleslaw Black Tea and Citrus Pitcher Simple Grilled Peaches At 10:30AM TODAY on MHTV: Autumn Comfort.When that first hint of fall hits the… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: New York Diner Food, Road House Dinner, Restaurant Rendition, Fuss Free Weeknight

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At 10AM TODAY on MHTV:  New York Diner Food. Diners are a staple in New York City and my son Calder and I are huge fans, so today we’re taking inspiration from them with some no-fuss, diner-style staples of our own. Get the recipes: Chicken Club Sandwich NYC Cheesecake Chocolate Egg Cream At 10:30AM TODAY… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Packable Lunches

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TODAY on MHTV: Today we are killing two birds with one stone! If you are in a lunch rut these three hearty grain salads will be great for dinner as well as lunch the next day (the flavors only get better as it sits overnight). Carrots and celery add crunch to my barley, mushroom, and dill salad; my farro,… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Shows: Greek Night, Mexican Comida Authentica, Brazilian Feast, East Exotic Entertaining

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At 10AM Today on MHTV: Whenever I have Greek food, I am instantly brought back to my childhood in Detroit when I would visit Greek Town to get authentic and delicious dishes. Today, I’m making a menu inspired by those childhood memories. Get the recipes: Greek Yogurt Cake Avgolemono Soup Greek Salad At 10:30AM Today… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Shows: New York Street Cart Food, State Fair, American Classics, Southern Cooking

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At 10AM TODAY on MHTV: New York Street Cart Food. New York City has every imaginable type of street food available at any given time. My boys and I are able to get delicious eats on pretty much every corner, it is an embarrassment of riches. As you can imagine, some of the best food… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Shows: Hungry Boys, My Son’s Cravings, a Kid-Friendly Menu, and Wonder Years Dinner

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At 10AM TODAY: Hungry Boys. When the after school hunger pangs hit, I can’t count how many times I’ve heard, “I’m starving, and there’s nothing in the house to eat!” Nine times out of 10, I can prove that theory wrong with some simple pantry ingenuity. Get the recipes: Outside-the-Box Mac and Cheese Simple Steamed… View Article

Recipes From Today’s Show: Thai Take Out, Wontons 3 Ways, Vietnamese Take-Out, Japanese Night

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At 10AM on MHTV: Thai Take Out. Today, I’m doing Thai take out at home!  I’m transforming my kitchen into a local take out joint and creating some delicious, homemade versions of Thai restaurant favorites. Get the recipes: Shrimp Pad Thai Thai Peanut Sauce Beef Satay At 10:30AM on MHTV: Wontons 3 Ways. Whether they’re boiled,… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Italian Comfort Food

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TODAY on MHTV: The traditional Italian recipes I grew up with will always rank high on my list of the most comforting meals to make my own family and friends. My friend Randi Harris, a new mother, is stopping by to learn a few of my favorites: a cozy chicken livornese, braised in a rich stew… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Vegetarian Italian Dinner

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TODAY on MHTV: I came home to find some beautiful fresh eggplants on the counter, so those are going into one of my recent inventions — eggplant Parm stacks. Think of it as deconstructed eggplant Parmesan, ready in half the time with twice the flavor. I’m rounding out my Italian vegetarian dinner with ricotta bruschetta, salad, and… View Article